The Cleansing/Clearing Process: Smudging is an excellent way to rid your space of negative energy. From ancient Egypt through all of the Asian and Roman Catholic religions, and Native American sacred ceremonies, smudging has been used as a way to drive away negative and stagnant energies and invite in healing, balance, joy, and prosperity. The smoke is said to remove negative influences and create a boundary that cannot be penetrated by negative energy.
Start your clearing by swirling the smoke around your body from your toes to the top of your head reciting your intentions to clear stagnant energy and replace it with clear, healing energy. Then walk through your house top to bottom and back to front, from room to room, wafting the smoke from the smudging stick into the air. Repeat this chant (or create one of your own :)) as you walk: I banish all negative influence from my home. I will not allow it to wreak havoc within the hearts, minds, and spirits of those who live and visit here. When you get to the front door, smudge around the door frame on your way out and leave the sage outside to burn when finished.